I am glad to hear that this has helped. I updated the first page to include some of the exercises that are in the middle of the thread as well (horizontal harmonic minor scales and finger positions).
I have found that the more I learn about the mechanics of music and the dynamics of the guitar, the more ways I have of expressing myself through the instrument. It gets to a point where you don't have to think about things like theory or where the patterns are on the fingerboard - you can just express yourself and allow yourself to emote with a much more potent arsenal at your disposal.
I have a question or two concerning scale construction. I've been looking through various websites about scales and how they are constructed, and so it seems that the common formula is W-W-H-W-W-W-H-W-W (W=whole step, H=half step). So using this formula for the construction of the scale, if were to continue this pattern, would it be W-W-H-W-W-W-H-W-W-W-W-H-W-W-W-H-W-W...etc, or would it look more like W-W-H-W-W-W-H-W-W-H-W-W-W-H? I'm curious because in some of the tablatures I'm finding on scales (not this site), follows the first continuating pattern. Resulting in a mixture of b/#'s within the same scale key. But if this is so, doesn't that go against each key having it's own signature b or #? Or is there an exception to the rule somewhere that I'm missing?